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For Public Sociology

Michael Burawoy

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In its beginning sociology aspired to be such an angel of history, searching for order in the broken fragments of modernity, seeking to salvage the promise of progress. The 2004 ASA annual meetings, ... More


Introduction

Robert Zussman and Joya Misra

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter introduces the themes and controversies of “public sociology,” focusing on Michael Burawoy. The 2004 meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) was among the most successful ... More


The Field of Sociology: Its Power and Its Promise

Michael Burawoy

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Sociology in the United States has spanned three waves over the past 150 years. Now, in its third wave, it harnesses that science to its earlier moral concerns in order to give vitality to public ... More


Going Public: Doing the Sociology That Had No Name

Patricia Hill Collins

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Identifying with public sociology, this chapter notes that those “who are most likely to commit to public sociology have had experiences that provide them with a distinctive view of social ... More


Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Dan Clawson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a “public sociology.” ... More


Stalled at the Altar?: Conflict, Hierarchy, and Compartmentalization in Burawoy’s Public Sociology

Sharon Hays

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Writing from the perspective of the United States, this chapter expresses some doubts on seeing public sociology as an already accomplished practice. It notes that Burawoy's public address is a ... More


About Public Sociology

Orlando Patterson

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter holds that Burawoy's conception of public sociology and reflexive knowledge is, at the same time, overly categorical—imposing sharp distinctions on a social world and ... More


Public Sociology and the End of Society

Alain Touraine

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Writing from the perspective of French sociology, this chapter holds that public sociology is in no sense peripheral to the sociological enterprise but is central to the theoretical and practical ... More


Introduction: Exploring Intervention in the Social Sciences

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

in Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029384
eISBN:
9780262329439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029384.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the relationship between sociologists and their fields. This relation is strongly shaped by a dual fear that runs through the history of sociology: that of either losing ... More


If I Were the Goddess of Sociological Things

Judith Stacey

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Considering policies and practices in graduate admissions and curriculum; in hiring, teaching, assessment, and reward structures for faculty; and in the rhetoric and culture of sociological writing ... More


From Public Sociology to Politicized Sociologist

Frances Fox Piven

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter deals with what kind of politics public sociology will encourage. It suggests a politicized sociology that is unashamed of the Left. The problem is not too little influence in the ... More


Public Sociology Practices, Privatising Universities

Eurig Scandrett

in Public Sociology As Educational Practice: Challenges, Dialogues and Counter-Publics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529201406
eISBN:
9781529201451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201406.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter analyses how public sociology education is practised in diverse contexts and where public sociology educators locate their practice with respect to communities and movements of publics. ... More


Introduction

Eurig Scandrett

in Public Sociology As Educational Practice: Challenges, Dialogues and Counter-Publics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529201406
eISBN:
9781529201451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201406.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter focuses on public sociology that demonstrates affinities with radical education practice and debates in the dialogue between public sociology and radical education at the edges of ... More


For Humanist Sociology

Andrew Abbott

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter argues that instrumental and reflexive knowledge should be deployed together. It holds that the exclusion of reflexivity from any sociology would constitute a disastrous error. Sociology ... More


‘Really Useful’ Public Sociology Knowledge

Eurig Scandrett

in Public Sociology As Educational Practice: Challenges, Dialogues and Counter-Publics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529201406
eISBN:
9781529201451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201406.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes special knowledges that public sociology pedagogies can generate and the theoretical point of departure in the nineteenth-century working class that demand for control of ... More


Public Sociology As Educational Practice: Challenges, Dialogues and Counter-Publics

Eurig Scandrett (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529201406
eISBN:
9781529201451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201406.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Through pedagogical case studies and dialogues, this book sheds new light on concepts and boundaries in public sociology education. With sections on publics, special knowledges and practices in the ... More


Sociology as a science/technology of freedom

Zygmunt Bauman

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter Zygmunt Bauman echoes Michael Burawoy’s call for ’public sociology’. The chapter makes an impassioned call for the importance of the discipline and to communicate changing society to ... More


Class, Gender and Identity: Axes of Structure and Difference in Subaltern Counterpublics

Eurig Scandrett

in Public Sociology as Educational Practice: Challenges, Dialogues and Counterpublics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529201406
eISBN:
9781529201451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201406.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter identifies who are the 'publics' of public sociology education by referring to Nancy Fraser's formulation of the subaltern counterpublic. It explores who constitutes a 'subaltern ... More


Race critical scholarship and public engagement1

Karim Murji

in Racism, Policy and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447319573
eISBN:
9781447319603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319573.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter assesses a range of orientations to public engagement and critical race scholarship. There is no one correct way to be an engaged scholar, and each form contains some merit as well as ... More


Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change: Uncomfortable positions in local government

Hannah Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447310037
eISBN:
9781447310068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310037.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

How are multi-culture, inequality and belonging understood in the day-to-day thinking and practices of local government? Examining original empirical data, this book explores how local government ... More


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